A story can be told in many ways: the sequence of events might be reordered, the narrating time of the events might be different to the narrated time, the person telling the story can be different, we may have more or less information about the characters and their feelings, etc. Nevertheless, in this essay we will focus exclusively on the question ‘Who tells the story?’, or in other words, the point of view in which the story is told. Furthermore, we will display some of the features that this kind of narrator has when telling the story. In order to do so, we will provide examples from The Awakening to prove each characteristic that has being defined. In addition, we will discuss the effects that these characteristics may have on the theme of the ‘awakening’ and how they allow the reader to have a broader vision of the character’s change of ideas and thoughts.
Direct Characterization tells the audience what the personality of the character is. If you chose indirect characterization, what are you doing as a writer? the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed through the character 's speech, actions, appearance, etc. What does your character look like? Make sure you describe them using BOTH indirect and direct characterization.
Also, by doing this, the film industries ignores the accurate representation of minorities completely. For example, Harwood explains the inaccurate representation of black people through the acting in both Othello movies. Harwood states in the video, “SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED White Actors Playing Othello” that a famous actor Laurence Olivier “looks utterly ridiculous...He would walk around the dressing room becoming more and more black… I don’t know any black people who speak like that” (Harwood, 1:24-1:52). This shows that because white people were cast to play Othello, there was an inaccurate representation of the culture,and lifestyles of these people, as the white actors are assuming what minorities act like, rather than finding out for themselves. This one factor can ruin the movie by creating an authentic representation of a certain race by casting a white person to play a coloured character.
He writes, “Character is more like a bundle of habits and tendencies and interests, loosely bound together and dependent, at certain times, on circumstance and context. The reason that most of us seem to have a consistent character is that most of us are really good at controlling our environment.” (Gladwell 160). Character depends on circumstances and context. Stories have character because they require circumstances to be told and context to make the story understandable. When these things change the story adapts to those change, which results in alterations of the original
Endings wrap up the story, leaving the reader thinking and imagining, in some other stories, leaving the reader surprised and shocked. They leave the last impression on the reader, either liking the story or maybe even hating it. Therefore, they play a huge role in the readers’ opinion of the story (1). The endings in the stories ‘A Sound of Thunder’ and ‘After Twenty Years’ are important, different yet similar at the same time. The ending of the story ‘A Sound of Thunder’
Since the beginning of the written language, the reader's perception of a literary work has been based on their interpretation of how the story was portrayed. Differing points of view within the story generate diverse interpretations among readers. From Shakespeare to Faulkner, the aspect of differing viewpoints allows each story to convey contrasting feelings to the reader. In Eudora Welty’s Why I Live at the P.O., she uses a first-person view to reinforce this idea. The attitude of the narrator, sister, is biased in many respects to further her agenda.
The character is believable, but only to a limit. The author uses exaggeration a lot in story. I can identify myself with the character. My reason for that is because of when I was little I went trough a lot. I went trough a lot of thing a child should go through in that age.
The narrator uses a formal tone throughout the story. Possibly to show the formality of the orientation process. This is seen from the beginning of the story which starts with” those are the offices, and those are the cubicles” (para 1). The author the formal tone to neutralize the effect of the series of gossips encountered in the story. The narrator continuously alternates between giving instructions and describing the other workers without losing the professional tone.
This story was not told chronologically, instead she jumps between the men she was with giving examples of how each one got to her and how they left her. This way of storytelling allows for much of the details and fillers to be left out, with just the examples and main points put in. This story doesn’t have a beginning or an end, its point is to explain a feeling to the reader. To try and have you feel and understand what it is like to be girl and have sex with more than one man.
A character 's inner journey shows how much a character goes through changes –whether good or bad- in the story. In the short story "The Night Driver" the protagonist or any of the characters do not go through any transformations or events which might change them in a way. Therefore, the story is not like an inner journey. The story demonstrates a lonely man who has intentions to reconcile with his girlfriend, but he is lost in his thoughts and is not willing to get out of it or even get to his destination. In the beginning, X is a normal man going through